Celebrating 10 Years of Strathmore University Charter
Strathmore University celebrated 10 years of attaining the university charter with a series of events targeting corporates, students and members of staff.
The four-day celebrations commenced on Wednesday 2nd May with the VC’s conference which targeted Heads of Departments, University Council Members, Deans and Managers. The team chatted informally about the past, present and the future of Strathmore University with a view to mapping out the future. Motivational speaker, Dr. Wale Akinyemi, gave a talk on working together urging departments to unite in an effort to build a stronger brand.
On Thursday 3rd May, CEOs, Directors, and the University partners, convened at the University auditorium for a corporate breakfast with the theme Is Africa Developing the Right Skills for the 21st Century? The guest of honour for the day, Dr. Julius Muia – Principal Secretary at State Department for Planning, National Treasury and Ministry of Planning, was represented by Mrs. Katherine Muoki – Director of Economic Planning – who read his speech. In her address, Mrs. Muoki stimulated conversation urging industry experts to contribute towards preparing competent graduates in line with ever changing demands for new skills and expertise.
After the key guest address, a panel discussion took place with Dr. Melba Wasunna – Director Strathmore Extractive Centre; Ms. Janet Mackenzie – Hospitality Systems Consultants Limited; Mr. Meshack Nyaribo – Investment Bank Analyst Standard Bank Group; Dr. Caesar Mwangi – Director Centre for Personal Leadership; and Mr. James Muhia – Senior Manager, Human Captial Deloitte. The audience interacted with the panelists discussing major areas that are relevant for the 21st century and that need to be taught in readiness for the job market. These discussions were followed by a round-table meeting where corporates interacted with research professionals from the University to discuss ways of engaging in further research.
On 4th May, 2018 there was a Holy Mass to mark the official 10 years celebration.
Form four students attended an Open Day on Saturday 5th May, where alumni Kigen Chelimo, Lynette Ndile, Laban Cliff and Eric Mabusi were panelists. The team advised the boys and girls on what to expect in their fields of expertise as they prepare to join campus. Students participated in a Q&A session to understand their areas of interests better. Thereafter, students toured the University and engaged faculty representatives for the various courses offered at Strathmore.
To view some of the photos to the celebrations click here.